File:Match on TV.jpg|thumb|upright= 1.5|Watchers of a roadside television set in India being entertained
'''Entertainment''' is a form of activity that holds the attention and Interest (emotion)|interest
of an audience
, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention.
[The Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 1971, Vol 1 pp. 213–4) gives Latin and French origins for the word, including ''inter'' (among) + ''tenir'' (to hold) as derivations, giving translations of "to hold mutually" or "to hold intertwined" and "to engage, keep occupied, the attention thoughts or time (of a person)". It also provides... ]